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Goods transporters end strike after 10 days

Latest Update: May 17, 2017 | 193 Views
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KARACHI: Goods transporters in Karachi have called off their 10-day strike and a formal announcement will be done at 6PM on Wednesday (today), Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair.

Zubair admitted that some transporters still have concerns. He added that cargo vehicles will be provided security.

The goods transporters had refused to carry goods from the ports to the markets, with the containers standing full at Karachi International Container Terminal and Pakistan International Container Terminal.

Transporters had entered into a strike to protest heavy vehicles being barred from moving inside the city, due to which goods worth millions of rupees sit immobile in warehouses.

Fears emerged that there will be shortage of imported goods in the domestic market.

Transactions worth Rs214 billion could not occur due to transporters’ strike, according to Chairman Pakistan Apparel.

Filed review application on transporters’ strike: CM Sindh

Earlier today Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah said that a review application has been filed in the court pertaining to goods transporters’ strike in the city.

“We are sympathetic to the problems of goods transporters,” he remarked while speaking to the media during a trip to Sehwan.